Not a lot of talk about XK0-004.........

ITrascalITrascal Posts: 55Member ■■■□□□□□□□
I’m assuming since there’s not much study material for the XKO-004 folks aren’t taking it? Would I be correct in this assumption?

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  • itdeptitdept Posts: 35Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    Seems a bit dead on the Linux+ page in general. My recent post had 70 views and 3 comments. There is a little bit of chat on reddit but cert just does not have much interest. I can kinda understand as it is a new cert and probably carries little weight employment wise.
  • charismaticxcharismaticx Security +, GSEC, GSED, GCIH, CEH, CySA +, GSNA, CASP, PenTest +, GCIA Posts: 46Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I’m constantly checking this forum to see if anyone has taken it. Linux academy created a new course to cover the objectives but it’s not quite finished. It’s definitely on my bucket list to accomplish early next year. 
    Goals: Linux +; RHCSA ; CISM; OSCP; GSE; Masters in Cyber Security Technology
  • Grafixx01Grafixx01 Posts: 86Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    What is the difference between the Linux+ and the XK0-004? I thought it was just the newer version of Linux+?
  • DFTK13DFTK13 Posts: 68Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    edited October 29
    XK0-004 is CompTIA's official Linux certification, before CompTIA's Linux+ exam was powered by LPI(Linux Professional Institute). This is no longer true and if you want to get the Linux+, you'll have to take the XK0-004 and you'll only get that certifcation, not the LPIC-1 in addition. Anyways, that's what I gather it. 

    I'm currently using Linux Academy to study for the XK0-004, it's definitely more to take in over the LPI Linux Essentials. 
    Current Certs: LPI Linux Essentials
    Expired: CompTIA A+, Net+, CCENT
    Goals: CCNA, RHCSA, VCP6-DCV
  • Grafixx01Grafixx01 Posts: 86Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Hmm... So then if that's how it is, CompTIA lost the support of LPI to back the cert? Wonder which would be better to get then? 
  • DFTK13DFTK13 Posts: 68Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    They didn't lose the support as far as I know, they decided to make their own complete CompTIA cert that wasn't piggybacking on LPI. CompTIA currently only has one Linux cert and it's pretty much on par with the LPIC-1 in my opinion as my studies go. LPI on the other hand has tiered cert system, that the ones that go up the ladder, LPIC-1, 2, 3 and they get much harder than that, some even say that its on par with Red Hat's certs. 

    My reasoning for getting the CompTIA cert is because I want a Linux cert that I can easily maintain on my resume through CEUs as opposed to having to constantly take exams over and over again. Plus it's a stepping stone for the RHCSA, which is the only linux exam I'd ever consider recertifying for through taking a test. 

    It's really up to you. 
    Current Certs: LPI Linux Essentials
    Expired: CompTIA A+, Net+, CCENT
    Goals: CCNA, RHCSA, VCP6-DCV
  • charismaticxcharismaticx Security +, GSEC, GSED, GCIH, CEH, CySA +, GSNA, CASP, PenTest +, GCIA Posts: 46Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    After sitting through an official Red hat system administration course I feel more confident in the new material. The red hat course covered the same material that Linux Academy offers. Two more weeks of lab time and I feel confident I can sit through the exam. 
    Goals: Linux +; RHCSA ; CISM; OSCP; GSE; Masters in Cyber Security Technology
  • itdeptitdept Posts: 35Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    After sitting through an official Red hat system administration course I feel more confident in the new material. The red hat course covered the same material that Linux Academy offers. Two more weeks of lab time and I feel confident I can sit through the exam. 
    Nice tip, good to hear. Sounds like I can get another cert
  • charismaticxcharismaticx Security +, GSEC, GSED, GCIH, CEH, CySA +, GSNA, CASP, PenTest +, GCIA Posts: 46Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    The Red Hat System Administration cert does interest me in terms of name value. However, I'm also looking at what's the best way to maintain the certification. It's one of the reasons why the Cisco certifications didn't catch my eye until Cisco announced their continuing education as well. 
    Goals: Linux +; RHCSA ; CISM; OSCP; GSE; Masters in Cyber Security Technology
  • LonerVampLonerVamp OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, CCNA Cyber Ops, Sec+, Linux+, AWS CCP, CCSK Posts: 393Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    edited October 30
    Just to piggy-back onto a thread of this topic, but I agree that the RHCSA is the goal and the one someone would typically want to renew or maintain. It's like the CISSP milestone for security folks. It's the one that will get on job descriptions and opens almost every Linux Admin door.

    Linux+ in the former incarnation was nice for getting two certs in one, and the CompTia portion was lifetime. These days if I had to choose Linux+ or LPIC-1, I suppose it would depend if there's a track in CompTia that I'd like to do. Personally, I'd probably do both while working up to the Red Hat or Linux Foundation sides. (Probably Red Hat since I'm US and LFCS has limited testing centers.)

    Security Engineer/Analyst/Geek, Red & Blue Teams
    OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, CCNA Cyber Ops, Sec+, Linux+, AWS CCP, CCSK
    2019 goals: GWAPT, Linux+, (possible: SLAE, CCSK, AWS SA-A)
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